Vermillion County judge sets trial in reckless homicide case

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NEWPORT, Ind. (AP) — A 19-year-old Vermillion County man accused of causing a one-vehicle crash that killed his three passengers is scheduled to stand trial in May.

Ethan N. Lee of Cayuga was indicted Jan. 15 by a grand jury on three counts of reckless homicide. He’s also charged with criminal mischief, reckless driving and false informing.

Authorities allege that Lee was driving recklessly on Jan. 2 when his pickup truck crashed into an office building in Cayuga.

The (Muncie) Star Press reports that 18-year-old Annie Clark and 16-year-old Caroline Clark, sisters from Muncie, and 18-year-old Braeden Hollowell of Cayuga were killed in the crash.

A judge entered not guilty pleas on Lee’s behalf Monday in Vermillion Circuit Court.

Lee is free on a $15,000 bond. His trial is set for May 17.

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